Challenges and Contests

Biomimicry Institute Youth Design Challenge

Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges in a sustainable, regenerative way.  The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.  Our goal today is for biomimicry to become a natural part of the design process, to create a new generation of innovators who support all life on this planet. 


Resource Central

Resource Central

We are Resource Central — an innovative nonprofit in Boulder, Colorado determined to make conservation so simple that you don’t even realize you’re doing it. Established in 1976, our hands-on conservation programs have helped more than 600,000 people save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste. And we’re just getting started. Formerly known as the Center for ReSource Conservation, our new name reflects how we’ve become a community hub for high-impact conservation programs, helping people improve their homes, conserve natural resources, and save money.

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Purple Plow STEM Challenge

The Purple Plow STEM Learning Challenge engages students in creating solutions for real-world, complex issues related to agriculture.

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